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  • Damaris Chanza

March 2023 Rewind

Did you miss any of my blog posts this month? Don’t worry; I’m always here to keep you caught up!

March started strong, celebrating Women’s History Month. I highlighted some fantastic women who work behind the scenes to help create the incredible movies and tv shows we all love. Although women are more empowered than ever, things like the Bechdel Test remind us that representation still has a long way to go.

There was a significant change to one of my longtime favorite shows, Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen Pompeo, who played the titular character Meredith Grey since the pilot episode, left the show. Like many fans, I had a lot of thoughts about it.

Discussions with Damaris completed yet another milestone by having its first guest blogger, The DreamTeam. Comprised of four very talented creatives, including two former featured artists, The DreamTeam is working together to elevate stage shows for performers all over Jersey.

Unfortunately, after such a great accomplishment, March turned sour. My car unexpectedly broke down, forcing me to buy a new one before I was prepared. Feeling overworked, burned out, and honestly just sad, I made the difficult decision to skip a post. However, I was able to channel my emotions into a poem for World Poetry Day entitled, The Storm Inside.

Still, a little turbulence wasn’t going to stop me. I returned fighting with an interview from my March Featured Artist, Love The Director. She’s an incredible photographer documenting the New Jersey music scene. She also uses her platform to build a community for women creatives to collaborate and inspire one another.

To finish March, George and I decided to tackle a dish we’ve never had, rolled flank steak. It was the perfect ending to a tumultuous month.

The Women Behind The Scenes of The Stories We Love

The Women's History Month theme is "Women Who Tell Our Stories," so it's time to highlight just that.

Why The Bechdel Test Matters For Female Representation

It's no secret that women in media have faced scrutiny but have female characters faced the same?

Ellen Pompeo Left Grey's Anatomy, Now What?

What is Grey's Anatomy without Meredith Grey?

The DreamTeam: Creatives Working Together To Become Stars

It started as a dream; now we're standing next to stars from our city. Here's to us, the DreamTeam.

World Poetry Day: The Storm Inside

Celebrate World Poetry Day with a poem expressing my innermost thoughts about burnout, depression, and mental health.

L☮ve [The Director] Uses Photography to Showcase Life's Beauty

Farrah Dessejour is using her skills behind the camera to document life at its happiest.

Making an Un-beef-lievable Rolled Flank Steak

After such a chaotic month, this rolled flank steak was the incredible ending I needed.

Now that you’re all caught up be sure to stay tuned to keep up with more discussions with me, Damaris!

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